ProScan Mobility, leader in total mobile solutions for enterprises and part of the ProScan Group, announced the acquisition of the RangeGate business unit from AL Indigo effective on the 1st December 2010.
This follows ProScan’s rapid growth to a leadership position in the mobile computing and automated identification industry, reflecting global trends of the adoption of mobile technology in the work place.
RangeGate provides turnkey mobility solutions for the supply chain – including software, hardware and services, which enable companies to streamline supply chain management from the factory and warehouse floor to the point of delivery, helping organisations to improve operational visibility and control, optimise business processes and enhance agility.
Andrew Fosbrook, ProScan’s group managing director comments, “The acquisition brings innumerable benefits not only to both companies, but to their joint customer bases across southern Africa.”
RangeGate has more than 45 collective years of mobility related experience and is one of the largest specialist teams in the supply chain mobility environment. They have been instrumental in assisting some of the large and well-known brands in South Africa mobilise their supply chain. RangeGate’s core product, the MobileEdge software suite, is designed for companies that want to mobilise and automate supply chain tasks with a focus on streamlining processes in the warehouse.
“The joint ProScan – RangeGate offering bodes well for all stakeholders”, said Fosbrook. “For ProScan, it means an increased customer base, an expanded range of solutions for existing customers, and extensive knowledge in solution definition and deployment. In addition, it adds a strong Eastern Cape presence to ProScan’s national footprint, along with a multi-vendor offering.
“With industry forecasts predicting 200 million mobile workers globally by the end of 2013 and over seven in ten organisations equipping mobile workers with mobile computing and communication devices, South Africa’s uptake of mobility in enterprises reflects this trend,” added Fosbrook.
Rob Kimmings of AL Indigo added, “AL Indigo has spent much of 2010 consolidating its business, devising a new strategy and implementing it. The sale of RangeGate to ProScan Mobility is part of that strategy and allows us to take the next step in focussing on our core business. We believe that RangeGate customers will continue to enjoy an increased range of hardware options, deployment and support capabilities.”
Moving forward, RangeGate’s professional team will join ProScan Mobility and relocate to their offices in the respective centres, namely, Bedfordview in Johannesburg; Musgrave Road in Durban and remain in their current location in Port Elizabeth.